May 4 - August 15, 2010
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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIREWritten by Tennessee Williams
Directed by David Cromer
Featuring Esteban Andres Cruz, Jenn Engstrom, Ryan Hallahan, Derek Hasenstab, Matt Hawkins, Loren Lazerine, Natasha Lowe, Danny McCarthy, Carolyn E. Nelson, Stacy Stoltz, Andrew Burden Swanson and Rosario Vargas
THIRD AND FINAL EXTENSION JUST ANNOUNCED THROUGH AUGUST 15!
"I've never been more moved." - The New York Times
"No matter where you live or what you're doing this summer...go to Chicago and see Writers' Theatre's Streetcar." -The Wall Street Journal
“You will never be able to see this play again in quite the same way."-Chicago Sun Times
“A feast for the senses." FOUR STARS! -Chicago Tribune
FIVE STARS! -Time Out Chicago
One of Chicago’s foremost directors takes on one of the country’s greatest plays. After staging last season’s nationally-acclaimed production of Picnic, David Cromer returns to Writers’ Theatre. Hailed a “genius” by The Wall Street Journal and fresh from his Broadway debut, Cromer directs Tennessee Williams’ winning drama, A Streetcar Named Desire.
Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister Stella and her explosive brother-in-law Stanley. Over the course of one hot and steamy New Orleans summer, Blanche’s fragile façade slowly crumbles, wreaking havoc on Stella and Stanley’s already turbulent relationship. Embodying the turmoil and drama of a changing nation, A Streetcar Named Desire strips Williams’ tortured characters of their illusions, leaving a wake of destruction in their path.
Running Time: Two hours and 50 minutes, including two intermissions.
Scenic Design by Collette Pollard
Lighting Design by Heather Gilbert
Costume Design by Janice Pytel
Sound Design by Josh Schmidt
Properties Design by Meredith Miller